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Hämeen Ammattikorkeakoulu

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peanutbrain
Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom
Environmental Sciences, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Hämeen Ammattikorkeakoulu
4.2/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Not being able to buy alcohol in the supermarket! Only in ALCO shops which are open on certain days and times.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
3
Costs
3
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
A definate Scandinavian experience. I wouldnt go alone unless your very social and confident. Locals can be shy and hard to approach. International students are easier to get along with. Especially the Germans! They are mad party people! But so are the Finns, take time to get to know them, their culture is interesting and they will find you fascinating too!
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
2
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Plan how you will get from the airport to the campus (we were not collected and got a bus which took a few hours). If you are going in winter bear in mind it can reach -10 degress and be VERY thick snow cover, you will need winter boots and thermal underwear. Alcohol is expensive. Supermarkets are basic. Buses are usually on time! So are trains.
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Olena
Kiev National University of Trade and Economics, Kiev, Ukraine
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Hämeen Ammattikorkeakoulu
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Activities, Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Sport. There is a great swimming pull in Hameenlinna with a pull for swimming, jumping and two saunas. It is a real place for good active rest. We also spent a plenty of time in the Gym playing basketball. Biking (cycling) was also a special kind of sport we were going in to. All places we visited were situated in rather different parts of the town. So nearly all outdoor time in Finland I spent driving my bike. Finland is a beautiful country. So it was a real pleasure for me. Places to visit. In downtown on the Market place there is a nice cafe, called "Laurell" where hot chocolate and a great verity of sweets are served up. The atmosphere there is really calm and relaxing. A good place to think or to chat with friends. One of the sights of the town is a big castle, built by Russians couple of centuries ago. It works as a historical museum. And also you can find a prison museum there. The castle is situated on the hill in downtown on the shore of a beautiful lake. It looks especially great at night. Nature parks with real Finnish lakes, forests and calmness surround Hameenlinna. To find the way there it is better to follow the map. Travel. Tampere (the neighbor town) is a nice place to visit. It takes 45 minutes to get there by train. This town is even more student place than Hameenlinna - a lot of schools and institutes are situated there. But my favorite sights in Tampere are The Moominvalley Museum - in the town center - and the Old Tower - on the hill. You can see a lot of Finland if go up on the top of the tower. And below it there is a cozy cafe with hot chocolate (again :) and donates. Actually, it is great even just to walk on Tampere streets. Of course, if you are in Finland you have to visit Lappland. The best place to stay is a wood cottage somewhere in deep Finnish forest. Use Internet and tour operator services (for example, Matka Vekke) to rent a cottage. You have an ability to cross the Arctic Circle and visit Santa Clause village. I did it together with 12 of my friends in Christmas time. And it was really great!
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gerlof
Noordelijke Hogeschool Leeuwarden, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Hämeen Ammattikorkeakoulu
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
As people might know, the finnish in general (while being sober) are quit introvert, questions like " nice wheather hu?" are not asked, however after some drinks with them they would shout "MIKA HAKKINNEN" like their lifes depend on it. Strange people, but polite! Note: in an none discriminating way, people with a tan or darker skin, do face insults or being discriminated. I have not experienced it, but I know some cases in which it happened.
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In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
1
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Go there, but be sure you can enjoy yourself, because not much is being organised. If you think they will present you a list of activities, then go to more south of Europe!
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
2
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Rovaniemi, or Santa Claus city, St Petersburg, Tallinn ja Valkeakoski! hyvaa hyvaa!
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AICI
Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambrésis, Valenciennes, France
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Hämeen Ammattikorkeakoulu
4.6/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
It concerns the students I was sutdying with, most of them were quiet young and were here mainly to have fun, and not really to study.
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In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
4
Costs
3
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
Maybe to do a test of selection to be sure of the level of education and the motivations of the students before accepting them in, order to have a good team and have better results.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Before leaving the home country, it is important to be sure that all the papers are organised and signed and mainly about the financial help. Today I am back home and I still did not receive anything from my home university, and it has been quiet difficult to deal with this kind of problems when I was abroad. When the student is abroad, he must avoid staying with other students from the same country in order to be more open to the new life that he is living.
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Olena
Kiev National University of Trade and Economics, Kiev, Ukraine
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Hämeen Ammattikorkeakoulu
4.6/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
It was possible to stay for more courses. And I had not known it before. I would have been able to travel to neighbor countries (Sweden and Estonia) if I had got a multy-entrance visa before.
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
3
Costs
3
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
Extend the program by new courses – something like Finance or Money&Credit. Hold and update the level they get!
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
I have written a lot about staying and studying in Finland in previous stages of questionnaire. The only thing I want to add is: It is really worth of doing!!!
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AICI
Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambrésis, Valenciennes, France
Business Studies, Graduate, Erasmus
Hämeen Ammattikorkeakoulu
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
We were eight girls sharing a big flat, and sometimes it has been quiet difficult to agree between us. I would have prefered to share my accommodation with only one or two other girls.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
Everything we needed was provided for our every day life in the flat. I can not really complain about it. As I said the only problem was to live with seven other girls. But at the end, I think that it has been a pretty good experience, I mean that I had to learn how to live with people from different culture with different habits.
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